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FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016

Pols: Harassment claims 'believable' 

Claims of election-related intimidation and harassment in North Idaho’s Bonner and Boundary counties haven’t been confirmed by authorities, but for some local politicians, both Republican and Democrat, the claims are believable and reflective of hardened political views, writes S-R reporter Eli Francovich in today’s Spokesman-Review.

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Father's Day Weekend Wild Card 6.20-6.21.15 

I'm treating my husband and boys to some time in Sandpoint. I have a War Bonds reading/signing event at the East Bonner Library at 1 PM today (more info below) and then it's play time. Hope you treat the dads in your life extra good this weekend. I miss my own dad every day. Not just on Father's Day.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2015

Poverty in North Idaho 

Today, the Cda Press features an article on the cultural divide in Bonner County. How great do you think the divide is between the haves and the have-nots in North Idaho? "... beneath Sandpoint's well-planned economic and community development, highly-rated schools, and trendy and increasingly gentrified outer shell, exists a completely different culture, one that has nothing to do with adventure and fine dining and everything to do with economic survival."

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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015


Polaris acquires Timbersled, a Sandpoint company 

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE: PII) today announced the acquisition of Timbersled Products, Inc. a privately held Sandpoint, Idaho-based company that is an innovator and market leader in the burgeoning snow bike industry. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Visitors Already Miss Coldwater Creek

The sun took the edge off the early spring chill as I enjoyed the view. Towering evergreens provided a picture-perfect frame for snow-capped Schweitzer Mountain. Sighing, I sat in a deck chair, cradling a cup of steaming coffee while gazing at the pristine beauty of...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 7, 2014

HBO Blogos: Recalling A&E Bar 

"I wasn't truly sure of my memories when I first heard that PJ's aka A and P's had caught on fire on First Avenue in Sandpoint yesterday morning," Marianne Love/Slight Detour posts. "After reading this morning's paper, I can safely say A and P's was...

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MONDAY, SEPT. 16, 2013

Sand Creek Byway Up For Award 

The Sand Creek Byway (pictured in SR file photo) is among 10 projects nationwide vying for America’s Transportation Award, according to the Bonner County Daily Bee. The 2.1-mile U.S. Highway 95 realignment project in Sandpoint, which opened in July 2012, was among the most expensive,...

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FRIDAY, AUG. 23, 2013

Raise a glass to summer's end 

With summer winding down, the calendar is filling up with outdoor beer events: • Laughing Dog celebrates its eighth anniversary with its annual barbecue, Saturday from noon-7 p.m. at the brewery north of Sandpoint. Along with $5-per-plate chow, there’ll be live music, games and prize...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21, 2013

Randy McNally Still ♥s Sandpoint 

Once again, Rand McNally has its eyes on Sandpoint as a candidate for the most beautiful small town in America. Voting is under way for the 2013 Best of the Road contest, which encourages small town residents to vote for their communities in several categories,...

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Wolf Chases Sandpoint Bicyclist 

Growing up in the Yukon, Melanie Klassen had seen numerous bicycle tourists pedaling the Alaska Highway, but never one with a canine companion running behind him. “I thought it was odd until I saw the panicked look on the biker’s face – as though he...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2013

Sandpoint Native Markets SF Giants

Since graduating from Sandpoint High School in 1999, Jens Weiden has won two World Series rings, run some of the nicest golf courses in the Bay Area, and rubbed elbows with the likes of Willie Mays, Magic Johnson, Shaq and countless other celebrities. Now Weiden...

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Local Woman Seeks Huntress Title 

Amanda Lowrey of Sandpoint takes aim in her back yard on Monday, June 3, 2013. She is in competing for Extreme Huntress, a national competition for female hunters. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Amanda Lowrey pulls the string of her hunting bow back and aims at...

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SR Blogs: Sandpoint Still Emerging 

"Although I thought Sandpoint had arrived long ago," posts Rich Landers/Outdoors, "the North Idaho town has just been named one of the nation’s 'top 10 emerging ski towns' in the March 2013 issue of National Geographic’s Adventure magazine." More here. Olynyk, Few honored/Jim Meehan, SportsLink...

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MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012

AM: Byway Restores Small-Town Feel 

Traffic moves along the onramp of the $106 million Sand Creek Byway last week. New traffic volume counts obtained from the Idaho Transportation Department show that about 8,500 daily vehicles mid-week and 9,600 on Friday are using the two-mile shortcut around downtown Sandpoint. That includes...

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TUESDAY, AUG. 7, 2012

Long Bridge Swim Unique Experience 

In this SR file photo by Jesse Tinsley, Hundreds of spectators line the long bridge in Sandpoint for the Long Bridge Swim, where swimmers try to swim the 1.5 mile distance from south to north. On Big Major Cay located in the Bahamas you will...

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MONDAY, AUG. 6, 2012

Sandpoint Bans Sex Orientation Bias 

Sandpoint city attorney Scot Campbell walked along downtown Sandpoint on Wednesday. He drafted Sandpoint's new non-discrimination ordinance for sexual orientation and gender identity. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka) Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce President Kate McAlister wasn’t expecting it when a woman in her 60s walked up...

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Sandpoint Lotto Winner: 'Cool, I Won' 

In what could be described as the understatement of the century, a Sandpoint man who won $1 million in the lottery last week told himself, "Cool, I won." Brian Reed was coming home from a fishing trip on Lake Pend Oreille Saturday, when he made...

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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012

Mag: Sandpoint Is 'Where To Retire' 

Bonner County is already well-known among folks around the country as a prime spot to rest after a hard life’s work. Now that reputation has spread even further. “Where To Retire,” a nationwide magazine that assists individuals in selecting a retirement location, will feature Sandpoint...

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Sandpoint Third-Graders Pen Book 

The third grade classes at Farmin Stidwell Elementary School have announced publication of their book "A Third Grade Guide to Sandpoint." According to a news release: "This fun, fact filled book offers a narrative of the history, activities, people, and places of the Sandpoint through...

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MONDAY, JUNE 4, 2012

Viggo To Screen Movie In Sandpoint 

"A Dangerous Method" is something of a change of pace for actor Viggo Mortensen (pictured, in AP file photo) and director David Cronenberg. In their previous collaborations, the two created a pair of organized crime stories noted for their moral complexity and explosive kinetic energy....

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Ultrasound Backers Want Hearing 

Six supporters of Senate Bill 1387 drove from Sandpoint to Boise to lobby for the bill. After a 10-minute hallway conversation with House State Affairs Committee Chairman Tom Loerstcher early Tuesday, they remain frustrated that the bill has yet to receive a hearing. "We came...

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Johnson: Paul Comfy In His Own Skin 

The conventional wisdom holds that Paul must win somewhere – and fast – or risk running out of steam as the primary campaign grinds on. He would seem to have a far shot in three states with a GOP caucus today – North Dakota, Alaska...

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PM: Sandpoint Turns Out For Ron Paul

Dominic Brauer of Sandpoint holds a sign outside the Bonner County Fairgrounds before a town hall meeting with Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, Monday in Sandpoint. Story here. (AP Photo/Matt Mills McKnight) Idaho's Super Tuesday caucus guide/KTVB Dan English preparing to run for...

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Paul Attracts 1200 In Sandpoint 

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, waits backstage with wife, Carol before a town hall meeting at the Bonner County Fairgrounds Monday in Sandpoint. (AP Photo/Matt Mills McKnight) GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul drew a crowd of 1,200 supporters to a noon rally at...

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.